Healthy Community

Marae participation as a springboard for oranga The Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust recently instigated qualitative research to better understand the notion of iwi connectedness and the link with oranga. This paper reports of the findings of that research, which examined how connectedness is understood by...

Te Miri Rangi shares views on Obesity from a Māori perspective "The lesson here is in order to avoid an early trip to the hāngi pit, intermittent fasting and reducing the ‘berries’ in your life will help you trim down and dodge that bird’s snare! Times of...

Te Miri Rangi (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) is the founder and author of Whakapapa Fridays, a blog dedicated to sharing a Māori perspective on health, physical activity, nutrition and wellbeing. He has a background in the delivery of health, sport and recreation initiatives underpinned by a Māori philosophy, and is...

Swim England has released a comprehensive new report detailing the health benefits of swimming for individuals, communities and population health. Swimming regularly has considerable health and wellbeing benefits in comparison to people who do not engage in swimming. Key findings Water-based activity has specific advantages over land-based...

Kids’ Choice is a menu endorsement programme run by the Heart Foundation for food services that offer healthier choices to children.  Recipes on children’s menus that meet our criteria will be eligible to have the Kids’ Choice logo (above) printed next to them on the...